Tuesday Three Hundred just got real with this French split level gem in Kessler Park.
Presumed to be a creation of the late renowned designer Charles Dilbeck, this home is but a shell – which means a lot of love and inspiration can go into its next iteration.
The pictures don’t do it justice – wooden beams on the inside, overgrown foliage on the exterior – but the person meant to inhabit or flip this house will see buried treasure.
Built in 1938, it offers “an exceptional opportunity for the dreamer, the investor, and the visionary,” according to agent Melissa O’Brien with Dave Perry-Miller InTown.
“This lovely bungalow awaits your interior completion,” O’Brien said.
Further described as a “delightful French cottage” and a “beautiful jewel box,” it doesn’t take much imagination to see that this place has potential.
Kessler Park is home to many dreamers. The architecture and design details are unique, and it’s easy to imagine why residents of the area like to escape into their own enchanting fairytales.
The home at 1242 Woodlawn Avenue features wide-plank hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings with oak beam details, metal casement, 200-year-old cast iron porthole windows, and a tri-level layout. The rest is up to the buyer.
What a great opportunity to start with a shell. The exterior includes aged brick, an 1850s front door, a French garden, and newly installed scraped terracotta tile roof.
The possibilities are endless.
It’s obvious that there’s some work to be done on Woodlawn Avenue, and this home, while brilliant, is not quite move-in ready.
We won’t waste your time with telling you which Dallas ISD schools are in the neighborhood or the trendy restaurants where you can get a quick bite to eat.
It’s important, however, to note that whoever ends up in this home will be surrounded by all the amenities that North Oak Cliff has to offer.
The area is close to Interstate 30 and adjacent to such local landmarks as Lake Cliff Historic District, Bishop Arts District, and Kidd Springs.